Scientists have discovered how fungi affect cancer

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) — Japanese scientists from Tohoku University have found that eating mushrooms regularly reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Scientists for a long time monitored the health of more than 36 thousand men aged 40 to 79 years. As part of the study, men were asked to fill out a questionnaire, which included questions about lifestyle, diet and the presence of mushrooms in it, as well as physical activity and bad habits.

The results of the study showed that regular consumption of mushrooms reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.

This is especially true for men aged 50 years and older, whose diet consisted of meat and dairy products with limited consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Commenting on the findings of colleagues, associate professor of the Department of Epidemiology at Tohoku University, Shu Zhang also recalled that mushrooms are a source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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